PHILADELPHIA - Penn senior forward Mark Zoller was named the Ivy League Player of the Week. The announcement came Monday afternoon from the League office.
Zoller led Penn to three wins this week, keeping the Quakers in first place in the Ivy League. On Tuesday night, in Penn’s 48-35 win over Princeton, he was the only player on either team to score in double figures; in fact, he more than doubled all but one player’s output with 17 points, to go with eight rebounds. Friday night against Columbia, he had 14 points, six rebounds, two assists and tied a career high with five steals. Zoller capped the week with 24 points, five boards, six assists (tying a career high) and six steals (a career high) as Penn beat second-place Cornell. For the week, Zoller shot 20-of-33 from the field (60.6 percent) as he averaged 18.3 ppg.
This is the second time this season Zoller has earned Ivy League Player of the Week; he also received the honor for the week of December 4. For his career, Zoller has been Ivy League Player of the Week four times. Overall this season, three different Penn players have earned it a total of five times (Ibrahim Jaaber twice, Brian Grandieri once).
Jaaber, who also had an outstanding weekend for the Quakers, was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll. After going for eight points against Princeton -- he also had three assists and six steals in that contest -- Jaaber filled the box score with 15 points, seven assists, three blocked shots and three steals against Columbia Friday night. He saved his best for last, however; against Cornell on Saturday, Jaaber scored a game-high 25 points, snared five rebounds, dished out four assists and came up with two more steals.